Small earthquakes shake South Carolina’s Lowcountry

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Map showing center of 2.8 magnitude earthquake in Summerville, S.C., September 27, 2021

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Three small earthquakes hit in South Carolina’s Lowcountry Monday afternoon.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the first was a 2.8 magnitude earthquake near Interstate 26 in Summerville.

That earthquake hit at 12:49pm at a depth of six kilometers.

The second quake, a smaller magnitude 2.0, hit moments later less than a mile from the first quake.

The third earthquake, a stronger magnitude 3.3, was centered nearly seven miles to the south of the first two.

The third quake shook the area around 6:21pm and was at a depth of 6.8 kilometers.

Residents in the area reported weak or light shaking, according to the USGS.

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